Local Bike Shop About Page

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In a multimedia journalism class, I shot and edited a video telling the story of Back Alley Bikes founder, Jason Merrill. In this project, I built a web application around it. The page is designed as if it were the about page of the shop’s website. The video is the main element although copy and images support the story by digging deeper into Merrill’s background and why he started the shop. View the project

Local Bike Shop Video

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One of my favorite things about studying journalism is that I get to tell any story I want for school projects. Shortly after bringing my bike to Chapel Hill I got connected with the riding community built by Back Alley Bikes in Carrboro, NC. Once I learned about a video story project in my intro multimedia journalism class, I instantly thought of the local bike shop. Its community-centered approach is a story worth telling.

Personal Brand through Web Design

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In this simple web development project, my professor tasked me with designing a web page explaining who I am, what I am interested in and what I want to do for a career. There were a few content criteria and the project was to be completed with HMTL and CSS only. This project was a great exercise to dust off CSS Grid and other web dev cobwebs. I also used the opportunity to explore new color palettes and textures. I […]

Strong Towns / Urban3 Communications Intern

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During the summer of 2019, I worked as an intern for both Strong Towns, an urban planning journalism outlet, and Urban3, a geoaccounting firm. Although both business do very different work, they tackle the same subject matter with a very similar goal: help create more financially resilient communities by building walkable, lovable and responsible cities and towns. My role was to report on Urban3’s work which was then published on Strong Towns’ blog. My weekly pieces served as publicity for […]

Student Visa Podcast and Blog

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After a few weeks of being abroad, I have realized I will have lots of experiences to talk about, many of new friends to talk with and plenty of time spend talking (lol at study abroad classes). This is the perfect storm for something I’ve been interested in trying out: a podcast! While I have no experience podcasting and have listened to only a few podcasts on my own, I decided to jump right in and begin learning by doing. […]

One Week in Pamplona

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It has officially been one week since my arrival in Pamplona. In just a short time, many things have stood out to me. Various people told me about several big differences between life in Spain and the US, but actually experiencing these differences has been so exciting. Here are my impressions on a few big areas after seven full days. Food Everyone that had visited Spain told me the food is amazing. I can confirm. However, not many people were […]

Study Abroad: Pamplona, Spain

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Hello, readers. I am spending the next five months of my life in Pamplona, Spain. Throughout my time here I plan to create and post some form of story every week or two. This is to keep family and friends up to date, perhaps entertain a few others and sharpen my story-telling skills. Please enjoy this first article overviewing why I am here and how my travels to Spain went. First off, where is Pamplona and what am I doing […]

MTB: Kitsuma, Thanksgiving Weekend 2018

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Whenever I go home to Montreat, NC, I make it a priority to get on the bike. Thanksgiving was no different. I enjoyed time with family, my momma’s cooking and the mountains. This short video is from what I consider my “home trail”: Kitsuma. It starts in Black Mountain and runs down into Old Fort. On a good day, I’ll tackle the ride from home, riding from out of my back door in Montreat and going through Ridgecrest. This particular […]

NCSVA Regional Champions

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I have learned that I need both physical activity and structure in order to be the best version of myself. After not playing an organized sport since high school, I finally found a way to get involved with athletics again. One day in the spring of my first year at school, I was attempting to play pickup beach volleyball with friends near our dorm. I met some of our club beach volleyball players who gave me a formal introduction to […]

Student Theatre: Publicist and Set Design

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Last school year I was in the cast of a musical each semester: The Wild Party in fall ’17 and Pippin in spring ’18. Both productions were put on by Company Carolina, an entirely student-run theatre club at UNC. After two very time-consuming shows, I realized a few things: I am unlikely to have a career as a performing artist. Although I enjoy the adrenaline during performances , I love preparing and motivating my teammates to succeed in the spotlight. […]